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AuthorBrown, Tony. author
TitleMathematics Education and Language [electronic resource] : Interpreting Hermeneutics and Post-Structuralism / by Tony Brown
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2001
Edition Revised Second Edition
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Descript X, 306 p. 1 illus. online resource


Contemporary thinking on philosophy and the social sciences has primarily focused on the centrality of language in understanding societies and individuals; important developments which have been under-utilised by researchers in mathematics education. In this revised and extended edition this book reaches out to contemporary work in these broader fields, adding new material on how progression in mathematical learning might be variously understood. A new concluding chapter considers how teachers experience the new demands they face


Short Review of Recent Research -- 1. Hermeneutics and Mathematics Education -- Action and Meaning -- Phenomenology -- Hermeneutics -- Hermeneutics and Education -- Towards an Hermeneutical Understanding of Mathematics -- 2. The Production of Mathematical Meaning: A Post-Structuralist Perspective -- Post-Structuralism: A Radical Form of Hermeneutics -- Post-Structuralism, Education and Mathematics -- Saussurian Linguistics and Mathematics -- Self-Reflexivity in Mathematical Engagement -- Creating and Inheriting Mathematics -- 3. Sharing Mathematical Perspectives -- Discourse or Reality? -- Locating Mathematical Knowledge -- Assessing Mathematical Activity -- Combining Language and Experience -- 4. Some Lessons -- 5. The Phenomenology of the Mathematics Classroom -- Personal Space -- Appresentational Association -- Acting in the Supposed World -- 6. Teacher-Student Interactions -- 7. Narratives of Learning Mathematics -- Multiple Accounts -- The Transition from Arithmetical to Algebraic Thinking -- Storying Transition -- Semantic Innovation -- Concluding Comments -- 8. Mathematics and Language -- 9. Developing Teacher Practice -- Writing as a Mechanism for Professional Development -- Building a Professional Discourse of Mathematics Teaching within an Initial Training Course -- Building an Understanding of the Teacherโ{128}{153}s Task through Practitioner Enquiry -- 10. Mathematical Cultures -- 11. The Social Constitution of Mathematics -- References -- Name Index

Education Philosophy and social sciences Mathematics -- Study and teaching Science education Education Mathematics Education Philosophy of Education Science Education


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